Our clients include
Somerset Hills YMCA
The YMCA of Somerset Hills contacted us looking to update and upgrade their website. The main focus was to create a seamless experience regardless of the device being used. Since the client wanted to control the content of the site themselves, we built the site around a CMS (content management system) for painless updates.
We wanted to keep the clients effort to a minimum, so we built a fully responsive site which scales and functions on every device from desktop computers to phones and tablets. Building the site in such a responsive way, the client was able to avoid updating a separate mobile site. This is a great time saver and keeps the process as simple as possible for the client.
With hundreds of pages and multiple categories, navigation needed to be well thought out. On top of the sheer amount of pages, everything also had to be accessible on both desktop and mobile devices. To solve this problem without forcing the client to moderate two separate sites, we instead built custom controls which automatically populated mobile and desktop views based on the pages built by the client.
After all was said and done, we helped Somerset Hills YMCA complete the vision they had for their new site. We were responsible for everything from planning, sitemaps and storyboards to designs, layouts and development. We worked with in house designers to follow the strict design guidelines all while still creating something new and creative for the YMCA brand. Pushing creative boundaries while having to abide by strict design guidelines is not easy, but we love the challenge and we're glad we got to work with the great folks at Somerset Hills YMCA.
Simpson Thacher Law Firm
Simpson Thacher is one of the world's most respected law firms which has been in business over 130 years. With close to 1000 lawyers in 11 global offices, the pressure was on to get things right. We welcomed the challenge to create a robust site to spotlight not only the firm as a whole, but to promote each individual which is part of the team. We collaborated closely with the client and external agency to bring the clients vision to fruition.
Normally we would tackle all aspects of a project from inception to delivery, but this project was different. The client came to us through an external agency we have a good working relationship with. Anyone who builds websites can tell you, it is always better to design a site around the functionality needed as opposed to building functionality to match a specific design. Since the client already approved designs before we were involved, we had our work cut out for us. Thankfully our friends at the agency did a nice job on the initial site designs.
We like to keep things as simple as possible for our clients, so we created a single highly responsive site instead of forcing the client to update a desktop and mobile site separately. With the sheer amount of flexibility the client had to add and change content, we had to make sure every aspect of the site was as automated and fool proof as possible.
With over 1000 pages, multiple templates and a plethora of custom components and widgets, this site has a lot of information. There are also multiple custom pages for galleries, videos and others. If that wasn't enough, 900+ of those pages are bio pages with news feeds, publications, overviews, contact information and more for each partner and employee of the firm.
Once the project was complete, the client didn't waste a minute testing out the new system. With our included instruction manuals and live support to give them a head start, they were off to the races creating new pages. They added even more lawyer profiles, even videos, all while not being able to break functionality, responsiveness or designs.